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Old 07-23-2020, 07:51 AM   #1
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I have installed the Bluefire custom dash system and very happy however I do not understand how to correct the data for the odometer and the speed . I have tried to do as described in the manual.. Mark said he updated the the soft wear but I still have no success in updating. If someone could walk me through the process it would be greatly appreciated.

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Has anyone else experienced repeated connection loss? It connects right back up on its own but it's very annoying.
I have already turned up the response rate, slowed it down from the 333ms that they talk about to 500ms, but haven't tried it out yet.
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I have installed the Bluefire custom dash system and very happy however I do not understand how to correct the data for the odometer and the speed . I have tried to do as described in the manual.. Mark said he updated the the soft wear but I still have no success in updating. If someone could walk me through the process it would be greatly appreciated.

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I briefly tried to upload a premade dashboard and quickly decided to just create my own. That was a bit of a rabbit hole as I started getting "fancy" with it. Now I have a very basic setup that I haven't really used much since I got it

Maybe I'll play with that a bit later tonight. We have a few more legs on our current trip, and it would be nice to monitor better. We drove through the desert yesterday (north of Joshua Tree ie hwy 62) and the temps were raising on any long uphill grades. Would have been nice to have more data points.

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Has anyone else experienced repeated connection loss? It connects right back up on its own but it's very annoying.
I have already turned up the response rate, slowed it down from the 333ms that they talk about to 500ms, but haven't tried it out yet.
Yes. Mine frequently disconnects then reconnects on it's own.

I've not tried to troubleshoot that issue yet. I assumed it was my crappy tablet
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Tablet quality could be my problem as well.
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I have been using an older Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (GT-P5210) for over a year, and never had a problem with disconnects. And over 5K miles of driving with it. I have since bought a newer Galaxy Tab A 2019 (SM-T510, $220 at Costco), and no problem with disconnects on it either, but I have very limited time on the road with that one.

For what it is worth, I have the 9-pin "Not for Apple" Bluetooth Classic 2.1 adapter version. Not the Bluetooth Low Energy Apple version. I have no idea if that makes a difference with the disconnect issue or not, but I will throw it out there for what it is worth.
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I have been using an older Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (GT-P5210) for over a year, and never had a problem with disconnects. And over 5K miles of driving with it. I have since bought a newer Galaxy Tab A 2019 (SM-T510, $220 at Costco), and no problem with disconnects on it either, but I have very limited time on the road with that one.

For what it is worth, I have the 9-pin "Not for Apple" Bluetooth Classic 2.1 adapter version. Not the Bluetooth Low Energy Apple version. I have no idea if that makes a difference with the disconnect issue or not, but I will throw it out there for what it is worth.
I am using an iPad mini and it disconnects at least 20 times per hour....... it seems to know when I really need to see things like Temp, trans temp and boost...... pretty much when I'm climbing and REALLY need the data.

Yes it comes back in a few minutes and yeah I can look at the factory temp gauge but...........WHY THE HELL DID I PAY FOR THIS THING that is typically offline when I need it the most
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I bought a Galaxy tab A 2019, inexpensive.
My reloads right away but it's dropping out probably ten time or more just moving the coach around in yard.
I have the green adapter which I believe is the low energy one.
I'm about to leave on my first trip since installing for a short 200 mile trip each way in a couple of days I will report back on how that goes.
I bought the green one because I also have a iPad pro, but wanted a dedicated tabe for the coach.
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First 200 miles and no disconnects.
It did freeze once though.
Gauges need some fine tuning and I need to figure out how to stop the tablet from going to sleep every so often, but overall I'm very happy.
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First 200 miles and no disconnects.
It did freeze once though.
Gauges need some fine tuning and I need to figure out how to stop the tablet from going to sleep every so often, but overall I'm very happy.
Check the Settings page on BlueFire. Near the top you will see Do Not Lock Screen. Make sure that is checked. That should take care of it. It is supposed to keep the tablet awake when the app is up and connected to the adapter.

If all else fails, there are some apps on Google Play that will prevent the tablet from going to sleep when specified apps are open. The one I used was Keep Screen On (how original!) But you should not need an app. I later deleted the app.
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Thank you, I'm looking now.
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Check the Settings page on BlueFire. Near the top you will see Do Not Lock Screen. Make sure that is checked. That should take care of it. It is supposed to keep the tablet awake when the app is up and connected to the adapter.

If all else fails, there are some apps on Google Play that will prevent the tablet from going to sleep when specified apps are open. The one I used was Keep Screen On (how original!) But you should not need an app. I later deleted the app.
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Jim, you were correct. I didn't have it check.
Looking forward to the trip home to see how it does.
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Check the Settings page on BlueFire. Near the top you will see Do Not Lock Screen. Make sure that is checked. That should take care of it. It is supposed to keep the tablet awake when the app is up and connected to the adapter.

If all else fails, there are some apps on Google Play that will prevent the tablet from going to sleep when specified apps are open. The one I used was Keep Screen On (how original!) But you should not need an app. I later deleted the app.
Jim, thanks for your help! I just realized I never responded after my trip back home.
It worked perfect all the way home.
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I am glad that it worked well. Gee, I was correct once. Let me document that!
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I am glad that it worked well. Gee, I was correct once. Let me document that!
Don't listen to him this man is THE Bluefire expert for Alpine Coaches
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